Introduction

Do you have a leaky shower head, or just want to replace it with the newest model? Use this guide for a stress-free installation

Tools

Parts

No parts required.

Use your hand to loosen the old shower head from the pipe. This should be fairly easy, as most shower heads have a textured grip on the joint.
  • Use your hand to loosen the old shower head from the pipe. This should be fairly easy, as most shower heads have a textured grip on the joint.

    • Make sure the water is turned off to the shower.

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Once the shower head is loosened, remove it and set it aside.
  • Once the shower head is loosened, remove it and set it aside.

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Remove the old plumbing tape from the threads of the pipe, and throw it away.
  • Remove the old plumbing tape from the threads of the pipe, and throw it away.

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Grab your roll of plumbing tape and wrap the tape approximately twice around the threads of the pipe.
  • Grab your roll of plumbing tape and wrap the tape approximately twice around the threads of the pipe.

    • Be sure to wrap the tape tightly to prevent leaks.

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Begin installing the new shower head by threading it onto the pipe.
  • Begin installing the new shower head by threading it onto the pipe.

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Use your hands to tighten the new shower head back onto the pipe, using a wrench if needed.
  • Use your hands to tighten the new shower head back onto the pipe, using a wrench if needed.

    • Make sure it is tightly connected!

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Turn on the water and enjoy your new shower head!
  • Turn on the water and enjoy your new shower head!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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